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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Arthur Seward View Post
    At first blush I thought you gotta be kidding. However upon reading into the matter and given the fraud committed here, plus the fact the woman quit her job and then was asked to move out of the home they shared by the philandering fiancee? I'm less inclined to be shocked at the verdict though not sure how I feel about the legality of it. In any case the man's excuse is just stupid.

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    A Georgia man is undecided about whether to challenge a state appeals court's decision that he must pay his jilted former fiancée $50,000, his lawyer says.

    Accused of breach of promise to marry, part of his defense was that he never said the words, "Will you marry me?" to her, the court filing states.

    On Dec. 23, 2004, Christopher Ned Kelley, who works in IT, gave Melissa Cooper a ring valued at about $10,000, a court document states; she accepted and the two moved to a new home. Since 2000, Kelly, had lived with Cooper, who also had a child with him, the filing says.

    She says she left her job at his request to stay home and raise their child and her child from a previous relationship, according to a court document.

    But after the proposal, she learned that Kelley had been in a two-year relationship with another woman that began before the proposal. After Cooper confronted him, she agreed to stay with him "because of his pledges not to see the other woman again and his promises thereafter to marry Cooper," the court document states.

    But in April 2011, when Cooper confronted him about a relationship with yet another woman, he told her that he wanted to be with that woman and that Cooper and the children should move out.

    "Cooper was 'devastated' by this development," the court document stated.

    In response, Cooper filed a lawsuit for a number of claims, including fraud and breach of contract to marry. The Coweta County Superior Court awarded her $43,500 and attorney fees of $6,500.





    If every thing stated in the OP is correct that whore-dog got off easy.

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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
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    If every thing stated in the OP is correct that whore-dog got off easy.
    And apparently with more than one woman in his life, he got off quite often.

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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Guess GA doesn't have common law marriage otherwise he'd be on the hook for half of everything and he'd be moving not her. They set up home as a family and she kept the covenant, he didn't, he should pay through the nose.



    I totally agree.

    He got off easy.

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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Harder and Harder to be man when it comes to the American Legal System.



    It's not hard to be a man, but it is hard to be a whore-dog.

    Sometimes if a man is hard that might turn him into a whore-dog.
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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    I don't think there's a basis for this. No one made her quit her job, no matter who suggested she do so. No one made her move in. No one made her do any of that stuff. People break promises all the time. It's unfortunately part of being alive, and I don't think that's grounds to actually sue someone. You make your bed and if you don't like how it's made, then just chalk it up to a learning experience. Hell, hawk the ring. It's a gift, so it's hers. There's 10 grand right there.

    She's basically suing because life doesn't always turn out how you want. That's stupid. And I mean, if a guy gives you a ring and you're still not married 10 years later, you should join us here in reality and realize it's never gonna happen. That combined with the fact that she also had an affair, and I don't see where she gets off trying to sue him.

    Georgia does not recognize cohabitating couples if they have not professed themselves to be married in common law, but there is still a procedure for divvying up property and custody/child support in these cases.
    That should be all she's doing, not suing
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    What you think that the lady should be doing and what has already happened are two vastly different things.

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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    Lol to child support. Can't get away from using the power of the law, can you?
    It's that whole social contract thing: we give up our right to deal with dishonest scumbags by putting a bullet in their faces, and instead the government steps in to deal with those scumbags using courts instead. And before you tell me what you personally would like, keep in mind humanity decided to make that contract a looooooong time ago. However it's been enacted over the millennia we've decided as a civilization that having the ruling of courts over personal revenge is way more preferable.

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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Harder and Harder to be man when it comes to the American Legal System.
    It's harder to be reliable and honest and not be a weaselly scumbag?

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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    It's harder to be reliable and honest and not be a weaselly scumbag?
    Yes!

    If you're a weaselly scumbag
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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

    "In court proceedings, Cooper also admitted there was a time she had a "relationship" with someone else after the proposal, a court document states."

    No saints. No demons. And dont do drugs.

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    Re: Ga. Man Must Pay $50,000 After Breaking Engagement to Fiancee, Appeals Court Says

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Triola. I hope her cancer was nighmarishly painful and she died a slow death.
    Not a friend of yours I assume? Or an ex-friend who betrayed you? You appear to be, uh, a bit annoyed with her.

    I actually didn't know the final outcome of the case so it was not a good example (apparently). But I've seen other, more recent cases in which one party asked another party to give up a career, move in and get married and then when they changed their mind, the injured party successfully sued because they had lost their career momentum. I agree that if you make promises you don';t keep and those promises result in losses to the other party - you owe them compensation. So, lets leave Marvin (one of my favorite actors ever) - Triola out of this and just talk about the general principle.

    Assuming all the facts are true - I support the plaintiff.

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